CONCERN is being expressed at the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the UK, but is this surprising when cabinet members and Government advisers have been allowed to flout the rules?

There is an alarming lack of leadership and acceptance of responsibility at the top of our Government. It was obvious as early as February 2020 that Covid-19 was.going to be very serious. All in Government should have been told at the beginning that they must always follow the regulations to the letter and if not they would be sacked immediately.

But what happened? Very early Robert Jenryk went off to the West Country with his family and nothing happened to him. Yet recently he has the audacity to appear on television telling everyone to follow the rules!

Dominick Cummings went with his family to County Durham and then for a joy ride to Barnard Castle. Nothing happened to him.

We recently saw on television Ben Wallace smiling and going up to someone else in Downing Street and shaking his hand. Nothing happened to him.

Responsibility starts at the top. It is called leadership. It is sadly lacking at the moment.

Ken Shuttleworth